Ariana DeBose Speaks Out About Viral BAFTAs Rap in First Interview

After Ariana DeBose raised eyebrows over the BAFTA Movie Awards factor, she did the explaining factor.

In what marked her first interview on her now-viral rap in regards to the nominated actresses, the Oscar winner stated she needed to rejoice ladies together with her efficiency on the Feb. 19 ceremony.

“That is what I needed to do,” DeBose defined on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Present, as seen in an excerpt launched on TikTok Feb. 25. “It is not like I used to be like, ‘Hey BAFTA, let me in!’ They really known as me, consider it or not. That was the task, like, ‘Come rejoice ladies.’ I used to be like, ‘Completely!’ And we did that, and it was enjoyable.”

DeBose’s efficiency on the BAFTAs included covers of Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin‘s “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” and Sister Sledge‘s “We Are Household.” But it surely was her customized rap, particularly the lyric, “Angela Bassett did the factor,” that sparked criticism and memes.

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